Huntly

‘Little libraries’ coming for small communities

Waikato District Council will soon launch a roll out of ‘little libraries,’ similar to that in Pokeno, to towns including Pukekawa, Mercer, Glen Murray, Naike, Onewhero and Port Waikato. Prisoners at Spring Hill Corrections Facility are building thirty ‘little libraries’ for Waikato District Council’s ‘Placemaking’ programme, designed to make the district’s public spaces inviting and boost residents enjoyment of their […]

Letters regarding the possibility of a new railway station

Last week in our 29 May 2018 edition, we wrote an article regarding the possibility of a new railway station in the area. At a Regional Council hearing, Councillors were interested in a possible station at Mercer, however others are more interested in Tuakau and possibly Pokeno as well. Below are some thoughts from the community; North Waikato Train Station […]

New train station in the pipeline for North Waikato?

The possibility of a new railway station in the area has the local community talking again. At a Regional Council hearing, Councillors were interested in a possible station at Mercer, however others are more interested in Tuakau and possibly Pokeno as well. Waikato District Council’s Tony Whittaker, General Manager Strategy and Support, said “the only stations our Council are currently […]

Westpac Chopper appeal starts in May

When something goes wrong up a mountain, on a lake or in a paddock, New Zealand’s rescue helicopters are there. That’s why Westpac is using this year’s Chopper Appeal to highlight the role of helicopter crews in our rugged, rural and remote outdoors – a place Westpac describes as “Chopper Country”. Jen Long found herself in a frightening situation when […]

Three arrested for drug related offending in Huntly

Three people have been arrested after Police carried out two search warrants at an address in Huntly west and a rural Huntly property early this morning. At the rural Huntly property Police located evidence of the manufacture of methamphetamine, class A and class C drugs, and a number of firearms. The occupants, a 35 year-old man and a 27 year-old […]

Waikato District Council 10 Year Plan

Proposed changes to the Uniform Annual General Charges (UAGC) are being received with mixed feelings. The Post received this response to the consultation document for Waikato District Council’s 10 year plan from a Tuakau pensioner. This week I received the consultation document for Waikato District Council’s 10-year plan. I was dismayed and somewhat annoyed to see a proposal to reduce the […]

Police concerned for welfare of fleeing driver who jumped into Waikato River

  Huntly Police are appealing for information about a driver who fled from Police on the early hours of Saturday, 3 March and jumped into the Waikato River. Detective Senior Sergeant Ross Patterson, Area Manager of Investigations for the Waikato Western Police said just after midnight  a Mazda 323 fled from Police between Horotiu and Huntly before the pursuit was […]

Council reviewing its library contracts

Every year Waikato District Council pays more than $300,000 so its residents can access library services provided by other councils. These contracts are currently under review and Council is consulting with its communities to find out what options they prefer. “These contracts were put in place more than ten years ago because not all Waikato district communities can easily access […]


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